Wes Laine , one of the most fluid and stylish surfers of the 80’s . Wes turned pro in 1979 and was ranked 9th in the world in 1983/1985. At 6.4 and 170lb he was masterful in the solid Hawaiian waves at Off the Wall and Backdoor. Noted for his bright surfboards and wetsuits that were part of the 80’s surf scene. Photo credit Aaron Chang/swell
Mike Stewart, a pioneer of the modern body boarding era.His work with Tom Morey created sophisticated new designs that enabled high level performance in critical waves. Known as Mister Pipeline for the fact he won Banzai Pipeline 11 times…and 9 times body boarding world champion. Mike Stewart is also a champion body surfer and a pioneer of tow surfing. Photo Circa 1992.
Pauline Menczer, the pocket rocket stylish surfer of the 80’s and 90’s. Menczer was the world ladies amateur champion in 1988 and went on to win the ladies World Title in 1993. Honing her surf skills in Byron Bay Australia to surf the world. Photo Pierre Tostee Honolua Bay 2002
70’s iconic surfer Shaun Thomson. Fluidity and style his hallmark, honing his skills at classic point breaks like Jeffrey’s Bay in his home of South Africa. 1977 world champion. Photo circa 1978
Pat Curren a surfing pioneer from California who forged a career as a surfboard designer/shaper in the 1950’s. Pat Curren was the first of a group of surfers to charge huge Waimea Bay on gun surfboards. Curren became a specialist big wave board shaper and was at the forefront of gun surfboard design. Here he is in the late 50’s gluing up a balsa gun. Photo cred Currencollection
Sunny Garcia 90’s/2000 Hawaiian power surfer. Sunny accumulated 22wqs wins and 6 triple crowns. Rated number 1 in 2000. Here at backdoor circa 2002.
Beau Young, former world champion longboarder and surfboard designer/shaper. One of a small group of surfers that has mastered riding most forms of surfcraft. Photo Beau Young
Peter Drouyn one of Australia’s most outspoken and flamboyant surfers of all-time. A champion surfer in both the longboard and shortboard era.Now known as Westerly Windina after a gender reassignment.
Scott Dillon, an Australian pioneer of 60’s surfing…an accomplished big wave rider, surfboard designer and manufacturer. Scott Dillon started board manufacture in the era of wood…ply and balsa construction. Photo Scott Dillon Circa 61
Flamboyant 60’s surfer Corky Carroll…classic Californian attitude who surfed the world competitively and rode his own modelled boards. Photo Circa 1966